Joe Walsh But Seriously Folks
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- Released: July 16, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Elektra / WEA
- 1.Over And Over
- 2.Second Hand Store
- 3.Indian Summer
- 4.At The Station
- 6.Inner Tube
- 7.Theme From Boat Weirdos
- 8.Life's Been Good
Personnel: Joe Walsh (vocals, guitars, synthesizers); Joey Murcia (guitar); Jay Furgeson (keyboards); Willie Weeks (bass); Joe Vitale (drums, percussion, flute, synthesizer).
Additional personnel: Gley Frey, Don Henley (vocals); Don Felder (pedal steel guitar); Bill Szymczyk (tambourine); Jody Boyer, Joe Vitale, Timothy B. Schmidt (background vocals).
Recorded at Bayshore Recording Studios, Coconut Grove Florida.
Personnel: Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Don Felder (vocals, guitar, steel guitar); Jay Ferguson (vocals, keyboards); Bill Szymczyk (vocals, tambourine, background vocals); Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Jody Boyer, Timothy B. Schmit (vocals, background vocals); Joey Murcia (guitar); Joe Vitale (flute, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Bill Szymczyk.
Recording information: Bayshore Recording Studios, Coconut Grove, FL.
Photographers: Jimmy Wachtel; Lorrie Sullivan.
As far as studio albums go, But Seriously Folks is Joe Walsh's most insightful and melodic. But Seriously Folks, released in 1978, was the album the Eagles should have made rather than the mediocre The Long Run. It captures a reflective song cycle along the same thematic lines of Pet Sounds, only for the '70s. The album's introspective outlook glides through rejuvenation ("Tomorrow," "Over and Over"), recapturing the simple pleasures of the past ("Indian Summer"), mid-career indecision ("At the Station," "Second Hand Store"), and a melancholy instrumental ("Theme From Boat Weirdos"). The disc's finale, "Life's Been Good," is a sarcastic and bittersweet ode to Walsh's "rock star-party guy" persona which reached the Top 10 on the pop charts and became a staple of FM rock radio. The only way But Seriously Folks could have been improved, was to include "In the City," essentially solo Walsh, which unfortunately ended up on The Long Run instead. ~ Al Campbell
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